Urgent Care for Cough Symptoms in Shelton, CT
If you need urgent care for a cough in Shelton, Connecticut, or the surrounding area, turn to PhysicianOne Urgent Care. Our physician-founded practice treats a wide range of non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries in patients of all ages, always delivering quality care with ease and speed.
Wet Coughs vs. Dry Coughs
At PhysicianOne Urgent Care, we offer treatment for both wet coughs and dry coughs. But what is the difference between these two types of coughs, and why is it important to distinguish between them?
Wet coughs (also referred to as “productive coughs”) bring up fluid. This type of cough usually occurs when phlegm within the airways triggers the cough reflex. A wet cough is often a symptom of:
- Acute bronchitis
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which encompasses chronic bronchitis and emphysema
- The common cold
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Influenza (the flu)
Dry coughs, on the other hand, don’t bring up any fluid. This type of cough typically results from irritation or inflammation within the airways. A dry cough may be caused by:
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Pulmonary fibrosis
Receive Cough Treatment Today
If you’re experiencing a persistent cough, visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care today. We proudly offer urgent care for cough symptoms at our location in Shelton, which is open 365 days per year with extended hours. Simply walk in at the time that’s best for you or book a visit online. Or, if you’d prefer to speak to a local provider from the comfort of your own home, you can take advantage of our 24/7 integrated telehealth service.